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ALLDATA and Summit Announce Integration Between ALLDATA Collision S3500 and Summit's Shop Management Software

/ Source: GlobeNewswire

ELK GROVE, Calif., June 6, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Summit Software Solutions, Inc. ("Summit") has integrated its shop management system with ALLDATA Collision S3500 in order to provide collision repair facilities access to OEM collision repair information throughout all aspects of their administrative and shop floor workflow.

Summit's™ shop management system, is software designed for collision repair facilities and includes many functionalities such as visual RO, production controls, advanced scheduling, automated payroll, shop floor information, paperless documentation system, integrated online vehicle status, integrated quality management and more. By integrating with ALLDATA Collision S3500, Summit™ shop management system becomes even more comprehensive as it will provide OEM collision repair information every step of the way in the repair process.

This integration between Summit's shop management system and ALLDATA Collision S3500 was made possible by leveraging the iShop3 technology, the Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association's (AAIA) web service standard that enables communication between equipment and business systems. ALLDATA was a founding member in designing the iShop standard and is the only information provider in the industry today that allows integration with other systems.

"From the first moment I saw their system I knew its data needed to be integrated into a shop's workflow. Linking ALLDATA Collision S3500 to our system provides collision repair facilities access to OEM data throughout every aspect of the repair process. Customer service representatives, estimators, file handlers, parts personnel, production managers and especially technicians now have 'one-click' access to line item OEM information, whenever they need it. This will not only increase sales and profitability for repairers it will improve repair quality, cycle time and peace of mind for the consumer, insurer and repairer," stated Frank Terlep, CEO at Summit Software.

ALLDATA Collision S3500 meets the collision industry's long-time need for accurate and affordable auto collision-specific repair information and with thousands of users daily, it has become the industry standard for collision professionals.

"ALLDATA Collision S3500 helps shops drive efficiencies. Every member of a collision shop's team can benefit from OEM collision repair information throughout all shop processes: disassembly, estimating, production planning, parts ordering, negotiating, tracking productivity and repair documentation. We are extremely proud to collaborate with Summit to provide a seamless experience to collision professionals, thanks to iShop standards," added Wayne Mitchell, Director of Sales and Operations at ALLDATA.

About iShop technology, the Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA) Web Service standard

iShop is a set of computer interface standards that allow vehicle service equipment, management software and information servers to communicate seamlessly in the shop environment. iShop enables shop equipment from a variety of makers to share information about the customer, the vehicle and the service work performed – all without re-entering information multiple times or moving from one computer to another. With iShop, technicians are more productive and remain focused on the service of the vehicle because the information required is available at their fingertips.

About Summit Software and Mobile Solutions, Inc.

Summit Software Solutions, Inc. designs, develops and implements business, process, production, scheduling, sales, marketing, advertising, communication, customer acquisition, customer retention and business management systems and services to auto and truck collision repair businesses and repair networks.

Summit Mobile designs, develops and implements mobile sales, marketing, advertising, communication, customer acquisition and customer retention applications compatible across most mobile phone operating systems and services for the auto collision, auto aftermarket and other service and repair industries. 

For more information on Summit Software and Mobile Solutions and the ALLDATA Collision S3500 integration please contact Frank Terlep at 858-547-8697 ext. 101, send an e-mail to Visit Summit's web sites at , or .

About AutoZone's ALLDATA

ALLDATA, founded in 1986, with more than 80,000 automotive repair and collision shop subscribers, is the leading provider of manufacturers' service and repair information, shop management software and customer relations tools for the automotive repair and collision industries. Professional automotive repair shops across North America depend on ALLDATA for their automotive repair information needs and to purchase parts from more than 2,200 AutoZone Commercial program locations.

ALLDATA® CollisionSM S3500 is the single source of OEM collision repair information delivering unedited and regularly updated information for structural repairs, mechanical and diagnostic information. ALLDATA® RepairSM S3000 is the leading provider of comprehensive, factory-correct repair information for the automotive industry. Also available are: ALLDATA® ManageSM, a strategic shop management system; ALLDATA® MarketSM, a web-based shop marketing tool to bring in new and repeat business and the AutoZone® Aftermarket Parts Catalog and AZ PartsConnect® program for aftermarket parts estimating and electronic ordering. provides consumers with repair articles, factory technical service bulletins, and illustrations for a specific vehicle, along with a link to ALLDATA-approved repair shops. Visit for more information.

About AutoZone

AutoZone (NYSE:AZO) is the leading retailer and a leading distributor of automotive replacement parts and accessories in the United States. Each store carries an extensive product line for cars, sport utility vehicles, vans and light trucks, including new and remanufactured automotive hard parts, maintenance items, accessories, and non-automotive products. Many stores also have a commercial sales program that provides commercial credit and prompt delivery of parts and other products to local, regional and national repair garages, dealers, and service stations. AutoZone also sells the ALLDATA brand diagnostic and repair software. On the web, AutoZone sells diagnostic and repair information, and auto and light truck parts through , and as part of our commercial sales program, through . AutoZone does not derive revenue from automotive repair or installation.

CONTACT: Media Contact Information: ALLDATA Annette Mullin at 888-892-2332 Fax: 916-684-6933 AutoZone Contact Information Media: Ray Pohlman at 901-495-7962 Financial: Brian Campbell at 901-495-7005